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Ding Liren vs Wang Yue
Chinese Chess Championship (2012), Xinghua CHN, rd 1, Mar-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack (D37)  ·  1-0

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Mar-28-12  twinlark: Wang Yue had a few drawing opportunities, the last one being after <61. Ke2>:


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Instead of <61...f4> which just loses, he had <61...Kd8> which lets his king get to the queen side in time:

<61...Kd8 61. a7 Bxa7 62. Rxa7 Nc3+ 63. Kf3 Nxb5>:


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Mar-28-12  Troller: ...And this Wang is supposed to be an endgame wizard...
Mar-28-12  twinlark: Everyone has an off day.
Mar-28-12
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  luzhin: I would rather credit Ding Liren for the immense pressure he applied to his opponent over so many moves: it's easy to denigrate Wang's blunder on move 61 but that often happens towards the end of a long and exhausting defensive struggle. If we're going to be picky, then Ding missed 57.Rd3! (with the point 57...Nxb3 58.Rb3, or if 57...Ne4 58.Rd8+! Ke7 59.Rb8!)
Mar-28-12  twinlark:

It is easy to be picky, there were a few lapses that lesser players can discern from going through engine analyses, but can't we do both? Give Ding Liren credit for applying pressure and sympathise with Wang for a defensive lapse after a long exhausting defensive struggle?

These guys are some of the world's best but what are we going to talk about if we don't look at their games, analyse and speculate?

Mar-28-12
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  tamar: 23 Nf7! was a shot, which Wang Yue tried to exploit by not capturing, but leaving it with no exit.

The whole game reminds me of Lasker's division of chess players into two types.

"The masters of the first type found and carried out brilliant combinations, whereas the masters of the second type devised the systematic exchange as a means of weakening and in the end parrying the attack."

It seems to me Wang Yue absorbed the first blow 23 Nf7 reasonably well, and even devised a way to pressure the knights with 25...b5, when ...Rb6 at some point is a threat, and ...b4 gives drawing chances as well.

Ding Liren continued to play aggressively with 26 f5! and Wang Yue then had additional problems with his King.

After huge efforts Wang Yue secured his King, only to find that his Qside pawns were vulnerable, and missed the fortress that would have drawn.

Fabulous game.

Mar-28-12
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  Penguincw: Top seed (I assume) also loses. If the pawns were off the board, it would be drawn (depending on how close the knight is to the king).
Apr-01-12  notyetagm:


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Apr-01-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: Ding Liren's Best Games
Apr-07-12  falso contacto: <notyetagm>:nice work over these years. grateful here.
Apr-24-12  notyetagm: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Apr-30-12  notyetagm: [Event "FIDE World Championship Tournament"]
[Site "Mexico City MEX"]
[Date "2007.09.25"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "11"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Viswanathan Anand"]
[Black "Alexander Morozevich"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2803"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "111"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Nb6 10.g5 Nh5 11.Qd2 Rc8 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Rg1 O-O 14.Kb1 Qc7 15.Qf2 Nc4 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.Rxd5 f5 19.gxf6 Rxf6 20.Qe2 Nf4 21.Bxf4 Rxf4 22.Rd3 Qd7 23.Nc1 Rcf8 24.a3 Kh8 25.Na2 Qh3 26.Rg3 Qh5 27.Qg2 Rh4 28.h3 Qh6 29.Rb3 b5 30.Nb4 Rh5 31.Qf1 Rh4 32.Qg2 Rh5 33.Nxa6 Bh4 34.Rg4 Bf6 35.Qe2 Rxh3 36.Rxb5 Bd8 37.Rb8 Qf6 38.Nb4 Rxf3 39.Nd5 Qf7 40.Qa6 h5 41.Rg2 h4 42.Qxd6 Be7 43.Qxe5 Rxb8 44.Qxb8+ Kh7 45.Qc7 Bf8 46.Qxf7 Rxf7 47.Rg4 Rf1+ 48.Ka2 Rh1 49.e5 Bc5 50.e6 Kh6 51.Rc4 h3 52.Rxc5 h2 53.Ne3 Ra1+ 54.Kxa1 h1=Q+ 55.Ka2 Qe4 56.Re5 1-0

Apr-30-12  notyetagm: <falso contacto: <notyetagm>:nice work over these years. grateful here.>

Yw

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